Strategies for supporting EAL pupils

These strategies support pupils at different stages of their acquisition of English. The EAL Primary Profile or the EAL Secondary Profile shows the level which the pupil is working on. If the strategies are highlighted there are resource materials available by clicking on the highlighted text.

Teachers and pupils are encouraged to work across the 3 modes of language – integrating listening & talking, reading and writing into all activities, topics or themes. There are many common strategies that are used with every one of these modes (click on highlight).

Listening & Talking:

  1. Stage One: New to English
  2.  Stage Two: Early Acquisition
  3.  Stage Three: Developing Competence
  4. Stage Four: Competent

Reading:

  1. Stage One: New to English
  2.  Stage Two: Early Acquisition
  3.  Stage Three: Developing Competence
  4. Stage Four: Competent

Writing:

  1. Stage One: New to English
  2.  Stage Two: Early Acquisition
  3.  Stage Three: Developing Competence
  4. Stage Four: Competent

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